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Cross Stitcher

My phone cases are featured in Cross Stitcher magazine this month. They’ve gotten a lot of love from the cross stitch press (really, there is such a thing) as I had the foresight to hash together a press release for them. I should do that more often, really. Unfortunately, they didn’t add my link in the shopping guide in this magazine, but hopefully any interested parties will find me by name alone. Available from all good newsagents. This won’t be the last you’ll see of me on those illustrious pages this year. I am not sure if I’m allowed to say, but I will unleash my news when I have the all-clear to.

As an aside, recently Lee discovered one of my samplers on eBay. I was initially horrified and then got over myself. But still, a little part of me was sad and wanted to buy it.



I’m Claire and I live near Glasgow, in Scotland. I have strong family ties to Cincinnati, too and regard it as my second home. If I had to describe myself in five words, it would be thus: Does. Not. Suffer. Fools. Gladly. I’ve been cross stitching pretty much all my life, but professionally since 2005, first as Miso Funky, then as The Bellwether and now under my own name. I'm known for my witty, sarcastic and occasionally profane typographic designs. My work has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Channel 4 and on BBC television as well as numerous media outlets across the globe. At one point, I was kind of a big deal but I mostly just dabble in it these days when I have time. My website is a repositry of cross stitch charts, travel and food blogging and you'll find it at I also love to travel and eat, ideally travelling somewhere great to eat something brilliant. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly the Victorians and will absolutely beat you hands down in a quiz about the Tudors. Dogs are LIFE. I like being in water and have lots of ideas that will never see the light of day but would definitely be a winner on Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank. I love to give people gifts. I! also! overuse! exclamation! marks! sorry!

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